Apple Offers Free Shipping Through December 22nd, Offers When-to-Order Chart

Apple announced on (Cyber) Monday that everything ordered from now until December 22nd, 2013, from the online Apple Store comes with free delivery. The company also posted a handy chart for when you'll need to order if you want to receive a new Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPhone, or accessory before Christmas.

For shipping, Apple's website said:

Free shipping on everything.
Or choose from expedited delivery options, including Next Business Day. And now you can buy online and pick up most orders within an hour at any Apple Retail Store.

In other words, expedited shipping costs more, at least for now. It's possible Apple will wave that when we get closer to Christmas, but for now, it's free shipping for regular ground shipping until December 22nd.

Apple Store Free Shipping

Apple's "Get your gifts in time for December 24th" chart is going to be useful for lots of folks. The company broke down Macs for standard configurations with dates, and custom configuration without dates. That means you'll have to check on a case by case basis. iPhones, iPads, and iPods are broken down by whether or not they're engraved.

Remember to use TMO's affiliate link to the Apple Store for ordering.

Here's Apple's list as of Monday:

Mac order deadlines

ModelConfigurationStandard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
MacBook AirStandardDec. 18Dec. 22
CustomDec. 16N/A
MacBook ProStandardDec. 18Dec. 22
Customsee checkoutN/A
Mac miniStandardDec. 18Dec. 22
CustomDec. 16N/A
iMacStandardDec. 18Dec. 22
Customsee checkoutsee checkout

iPad order deadlines

ModelConfigurationStandard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
iPad mini with Retina displayEngravedDec. 5N/A
Non-engravedDec. 5N/A
iPad miniEngravedDec. 18N/A
Non-engravedDec. 18Dec. 22
iPad AirEngravedDec. 9N/A
Non-engravedDec. 9N/A
iPad 2EngravedDec. 17N/A
Non-engravedDec. 18Dec. 22

iPhone order deadlines

ModelConfigurationStandard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
iPhone 5sAll configurationsDec. 12N/A
iPhone 5cAll configurationsDec. 18Dec. 22
iPhone 4sAll configurationsDec. 18Dec. 22

iPod order deadlines

ModelConfigurationStandard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
iPod touchEngravedDec. 18N/A
Non-engravedDec. 18Dec. 22
iPod nanoEngravedDec. 18N/A
Non-engravedDec. 18Dec. 22
iPod shuffleEngravedDec. 18N/A
Non-engravedDec. 18Dec. 22
iPod classicEngravedDec. 18N/A
Non-engravedDec. 18Dec. 22

Accessories order deadlines

ModelConfigurationStandard
Shipping
Next Day
Shipping
Apple Gift CardsBy mailDec. 12Dec. 22
By emailemailed within
24 hours
emailed within
24 hours
iTunes Gift CardsBy mailDec. 12Dec. 22
Apple TVDec. 18Dec. 22
iPhoto Print ProductsBooksDec. 12N/A
CardsDec. 12N/A
CalendarsDec. 12N/A